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Hydrolyzed Quinoa for Hair Repair and Gloss

Quinoa Pro EX (INCI Name: Hydrolyzed Quinoa) is a hydrolyzed quinoa protein from TRI-K Industries that is designed to bind to the hair shaft and penetrate the cortex, bringing moisture and repair deep into the hair.

Styling Glaze for Shine and Body

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills has designed a styling glaze to add body and shine to hair without flakes.

Beyond Bounderies

Althought I've been around cosmetics R&D for some time, I still find it interesting how a change in hair care brand can really make my hair feel and behave differently. For instance, I recently bought a different shampoo and conditioner to use during my trip to the IFSCC Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After my return, I went back to the old brand to finish it off—and what a difference.

Structured Surfactant Systems for High Performance Shampoos

Specialized surfactant systems that form multilamellar vesicles can be used to design high performance shampoos that outperform micellar formulas. These materials combine with and stabilize actives ranging from molecular to particulate, liquid to solid, and hydrophobic or cationic, to deliver them equally to damaged and virgin regions of hair to act where they are needed most.

Comparatively Speaking—PEG-8 Dimethicone vs. PEG-8 Dimethicone Meadowfoamate

In this discussion, Tony O'Lenick looks to Tim Kenny to explain the differences in chemistry between PEG-8 dimethicone and PEG-8 dimethicone meadowfoamate and what they mean to formulators, such as for conditioning, oil solubility and wetting.

Damage Control

The typical overall summer experience for me—i.e., a little sunburn; lots of dry, damaged hair; and maybe a slushy—strongly coincides with this edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine in that product developers have devised means of damage control for consumers like me.

Argan Conditioner to Smooth, Moisturize Hair

Kiehls has created a line of hair care products that smooth frizzy hair without weighing it down. Superbly Smoothing, which offers a shampoo, a conditioner and a hair mask, is said to moisturize hair and impart shine.

Cleaning Hair Without Water

Alberto Culver International Inc. has added a line to its TRESemmé brand that cleans and refreshes hair without water.

Natural Aloe Shampoo for Dry/Damaged Hair

Treat Beauty has formulated with aloe in a shampoo designed to gently cleanse dry and damaged hair.

NineSigma Calls for Ammonia Free of Masking Technologies

NineSigma has received a request, RFP# 66099, for ammonia odor management in permanent hair colorants. The request encourages companies or academic researchers with a solution to ammonia odor to submit their technologies.

Water-based Styling Copolymer with Natural Feel

AkzoNobel Global Personal Care has launched a urethane-acrylic fixative polymer to enable formulators to develop flexible, long-lasting hair styling products without alcohol.

Determining the Effects of Glycolic Acid in Hair Care Products

The positive effects of glycolic acid for skin care are well-documented; however, similar studies in hair care are not. Research has proven that glycolic acid offers many benefits for these products.

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